MAX DEPTH 28M – BOAT DIVE- WRECK DIVE- ADVANCED OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION+
Located just 15 minutes away from the harbour the deep dive is great for those divers that want to explore a local wreck. The Laboe is also lays within the marine park area so all marine species are protected by fishing laws. This means that you will be able to enjoy plenty of fish such as Amberjacks, Parrot fish and grouper.
The Laboe was built in Rendburg shipyard in Germany 1940. Originally built as a cruise vessel, she was brought to Cyprus in 2006 to be used as a diving liveaboard. In 2014 she was sunk in the Moulia, Paphos area as part of the artificial reefs and marine parks project. Since the sinking the Laboe is regularly visited by marine biologist to monitor the species living in and around the wreck. In the summer of 2020, they found and documented 14 different species of coral.
Laboe is laid on a silt bottom buoyancy is key at this dive site! Also a bonus of the silt bottom is that it often attracts common stingray and flounder, on the rare occasion eagle ray have also been spotted here. You will find great hermit-crabs scurrying around the wreck but also hiding under the mooring block. Additionally to large fish, this site is particularly well known for Pink Flabellina feeding on the corals and algae. You will be able to take great macro photography shots at the Laboe!
Inside the Laboe!
At 21.5 meters in length and 5 meters wide Laboe is a perfect deep dive with easy penetration. Enter through the back of the wreck into the saloon area were all of the windows have been removed so is flooded with natural light. Following the natural path of the wreck into the bridge, you can either exit here through the front windows or continue down into the engine room. Within the engine room there is a fully intact engine and transmitter, this area is the darkest, with little natural light. As you head towards the back of the boat to exit there is often two Mottled Grouper. If you look closely there are also bottles of wine which were hidden inside the wreck when it sunk.
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